The front door is the entry way to the home. You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, and it’s why homeowners all over the Ottawa area are putting in that extra effort to design a memorable entrance way. This year, homeowners are stepping away from tradition and choosing front door designs that wow. Let’s explore a few of the top entry door trends of 2016:
Light The Way
The tremendous benefits of natural light are well-documented, which explains why in 2016 homeowners are trying to add as much natural light to the home as possible. Choosing a front door with a large glass panel and expansive sidelites and transoms gives a big boost of natural light to the home – in addition to adding significant curb appeal to the exterior.
Large and In Charge
An interesting trend so far this year is the decision to move toward larger entry doors. In addition to French doors (double doors), homeowners are also creating the illusion of a larger entry way, even if the door remains a standard size. The inclusion of an elaborate frame with decorative sidelites, and transom adds an oversized, stately look to the entrance, but can still be centred around a modest front door.
Bold Colour Choices
Long gone are the days of plain wood entry doors. Steel and fiberglass open up a world of possibilities, including evoking the look of classic wood at a much more attractive price point. This year we’re also seeing homeowners step away from tradition and add a spark of playfulness with inventive colour selections. Deep reds, stately blues, and even vibrant yellows are gaining popularity. Have you considered Rose Quartz or Serenity, the two tones paired as the 2016 Pantone Colours of the Year?
More and more, we are noticing that homeowners in Ottawa and the Valley are willing to try something new and let their personality shine with their choice of exterior door. In addition to the door itself, the decisions that homeowners are making in terms of landscape design, porch arrangement, and even the choice of lighting, house number font, knocker, handle, and mailbox all make a statement. All of these elements combine to make a front entry way that is entirely unique and captivating. What is your signature look?
Visit our showroom to get a closer look at our fiberglass and steel doors, or get in touch with us to discuss customized options. We are proud to team up with some of the most respected Canadian glass manufacturers, including Novatech, ODL, Masonite, and Verre Select to design, manufacture, and install the perfect entrance door for your home. Enhance the look of your home in 2016 with a beautiful steel or fiberglass entry door from Scheel Window & Door, your locally owned area manufacturer since 1948.